Electra Home Health
What is home health?
Home health is professional, caring services at home. Our home health staff will provide a full range of health care and services to the patient and their family in familiar and comforting home surroundings.
Home health care promotes family integrity and the independence of the individual in need of care. By relieving the stresses associated with caring for a loved one at home, home health contributes to a better overall quality of life. The program can be short or long term and is good for all ages.
When is home health appropriate?
Home care is best suited for individuals who do not need the 24-hour, around the clock supervision and monitoring that only hospitals or nursing facilities can provide. It is suited for post surgical and wound care.
Electra Home Health provides extensive patient teaching in the following areas:
- Disease management
- Safety teaching
- Medication administration (infections, intravenous, feeding tubes)
- Diabetic teaching and training
- Urinary device management
How is home health paid for?
Our services can be paid for by a variety of sources. Both private and public insurance programs cover most home health cost, the major sources of payment for home health are Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, workers compensation and HMO’s. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about home care payment coverage.
Electra Home Health believes and is dedicated to the conservation of life, promoting health and wellness. We improve the quality of life in the home environment during illness or injuries by bringing positive contributions which involve interpersonal relationships with the individual, family, health team and the community. The medical professionals at Electra Home Health demonstrate their commitment by practicing the value of corrective, preventive, instructive and rehabilitative health services for all serviced.
Our nurses translate knowledge of biological and social sciences into comforting attitudes, emotional support and skilled care for the patient. The entire healthcare team at Electra Home Health believe in assisting individuals and their families to live within the limitations imposed by their disease or injuries. The nurse strives to analyze and develop the physical and mental potential of the individual so that they may be as self-sufficient as possible.
Registered Nurses – Providing skilled observation and complex care, our RNs will also teach patients and family members to care for the patient in the home and report significant observations to the physician.
Aides – Helping the patient achieve greater independence of daily activities, Aides assisting with bathing, walking, dressing and eating.
Speech Therapists – Also a member of our home health team, speech therapists work with the family and patient to improve communication skills.
Physical Therapists – Offer the homebound patient professional treatment designed to renew or increase mobility, our physical therapists will also teach exercises for muscle strength.
Occupational Therapist – Our friendly occupational therapists work with patients needing help in activities of daily living to promote independence despite health problems.
Medical Social Services –As part of our team, medical social workers provide counseling, long range and community resource planning and aide in decision-making.
Have questions? Contact us!
If you have any questions regarding the home health services available from Electra Memorial Hospital, feel free to call 940-495-2900.